Next week I will be giving personalised workshops to two highly talented young musicians, as part of Collegium Hungaricum Berlin’s “Incubator” program. This new program is a co-operation between CHB and Snétberger Music Talent Center in Hungary, which is an institute supporting talented Roma youngsters, and providing a unique type of mentoring in their development. Two students of the institute, Orsolya Janszo and Attila Farkas were invited by CHB to spend a month in Berlin and get an insight to the art and music scene of the city, through mentoring and workshops provided by musicians living and working there.
Starting the work with a new project, Arbeit/Spiel/Muse will be the final project of Anna Katalin Németh at the Master of Chorerography programm of HZT (Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin). This piece will be performed by 6 dancers, 2 painters, and me playing live music, on 15th & 16th June 2018 at Uferstudios, Berlin.
I’m about to spend two days at the Leipzig Book Fair this weekend, playing three times, details listed here:
15th March, 14h – Hungarian pavilion – solo set
16th March, 19h – Schaubühne Lindenfels – “Bauhaus 99” evening – with CHB Orchestra
16th March, 11h – Hungarian pavilion – duo with Szilveszter Miklós
Working on a short soundtrack for a performance of Mikel Aristegui again. He will perform it in San Sebastian, where I am looking forward to visit in the end of this year, for a next premier of Mikel I make the music for. Update about that will come later.
I am working on a choir arrangement for the Hungarian choir HAB, I’m looking forward to hear them singing it in Budapest end of April.
I made a new mix of the soundtrack I produced earlier this year for the video projection of Bird & Cage. This was a short video installation by Louis Bruno and Agnes Kelm, presenting the abstract idea of a bird and a cage by incorporating the works of Yayoi Kusama and Francis Bacon along the personalities of the two creators.
The originally live-performed soundtrack of Stranger premiered earlier this year is now recorded. Here goes one track as a teaser, for the rest of the soundtrack and more details about the piece check Works – Stranger | 2017 in the menu.
For the 135th anniversary of the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and pedagogue Zoltán Kodály´s birthday, a four-member vocal ensemble and a solo-cellist will join CHB Orchestra. The thirteen musicians will embed Kodály´s cello sonatas and vocal pieces in an unusual contemporary musical environment with the conduction of Samu Gryllus. The concert takes place in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin on 27th October, after a 10 days preparation period in the residency program of the institute.
Performing Space is back in 2017 again, the five-days workshop provides research-based practical tools to deal with the multimedia aspect of dance and movement theatre conceptually, and in realisation of a piece. The compositional focus of the work-week facilitates the deep analysis of the architectural, sonic and emotional aspects of space for performing artists.
Performing Space is led by Emese Csornai, light designer with visual arts background, together with Gabor Csongradi musician and composer. For more info check www.emesecsornai.com.
- Location: Studio laborgras / Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A 10999 Berlin
- Dates: 2-6. October 2017 / 14-17h
- Price: 120 € / 97 € for early birds
- Apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am working on mixing the concert recording of the CHB Compositions concert we played in April in Collegium Hungaricum with the CHB Orchestra. The album will be released on CD and vinyl sometime the end of this year, with 7 of our own compositions, including my piece ‘Actions and consequences’.